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ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)

The GAC serves as the voice of Governments and International Governmental Organizations in ICANN's multistakeholder representative structure.

The GAC constitutes the voice of Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) in ICANN's multistakeholder structure. Created under the ICANN Bylaws, the GAC is an advisory committee to the ICANN Board. The GAC's key role is to provide advice to ICANN on issues of public policy, and especially where there may be an interaction between ICANN's activities or policies and national laws or international agreements.


For more than two decades, the GAC has consistently provided information and advice to the ICANN Board and community through 79 Communiqués, numerous community public comments and many pieces of direct correspondence.

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There are 183 Member governments and 39 Observer organizations in the GAC. The roster of GAC Member representatives is constantly evolving. New government Members are always welcome.

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